The Camino Frances in Galicia | Page 3 | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
594
6.10km → Morgade
Altitude: 
630
History: 

A curious place for a medieval market, but that is exactly what this crossing of roads is known and named for.

The Road: 

The camino passes through the hamlets of Leimán, Peruscallo, Cortiñas, Lavandeira, Casal, and Brea. None have any services. The way is more gently rolling hills. Between here and Morgade you may find, behind a fence on your right-hand side, a rather curious and grumpy ostrich. Ostrich meat is a...

Accommodation in Mercado da Serra

Closed

1

Albergue Molino de Marzán
Closed
15 10€ Photo in Albergue Molino de Marzán on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
628
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633
Altitude: 
636
Altitude: 
642
Altitude: 
635
Altitude: 
659
1.40km → Ferreiros
Altitude: 
651

Accommodation in Morgade

Private

1

Albergue Casa Morgade
Private
Morgade - A Pinza
16 10€
0.10km → Mirallos
Altitude: 
660

As the name implies, Ferreiros was once home to a notable blacksmithing trade. More recently it was another center for small dairy production, and that industry has given way to supporting pilgrims.

The Road: 

Beyond Ferreiros you will encounter the 100km marker. It is the single most vandalized object on the camino, changing from day to day as pilgrims leave their mark. From here on to Santiago the terrain has smoothed out, but do not be deceived. Although the height of the peaks has been reduced,...

Accommodation in Ferreiros

Xunta

1

Albergue de Ferreiro
Xunta
22 6€ Ferreiros - Albergue de Ferreiro
Private

2

Albergue Casa Cruceiro
Private
Ferreiros, 2
18 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Cruceiro on the Camino de Santiago
Ferreiros - Camino de Santiago - 1Ferreiros - Camino de Santiago - 1
0.70km → Pena
Altitude: 
638

At the bottom of the hill from Ferreiros, there is a bar and a church/cemetery.

The Road: 

Beyond Mirallos you will encounter the 100km marker. It is the single most vandalized object on the camino, changing from day to day as pilgrims leave their mark. From here on to Santiago the terrain has smoothed out, but do not be deceived. Although the height of the peaks has been reduced, the...

Accommodation in Mirallos

Private

1

Albergue O Mirallos
Private
Mirallos, 2
20 Donativo€
Photo in Mirallos on the Camino de Santiago
2.60km → Mercadoiro
Altitude: 
644

Not much in town apart from the well-kept albergue/bar Casa do Rego.

Accommodation in Pena

Private

1

Albergue Casa do Rego
Private
Aldea A Pena, 4
6 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa do Rego on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Pena on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
639
Rozas - Camino de Santiago - 1
Altitude: 
580
0.10km → Moutras
Altitude: 
547

Another bar-and-albergue-only kind of town, run by some fellows from Valencia and the most promising place to find paella on the menu.

Accommodation in Mercadoiro

Private

1

Albergue Mercadoiro
Private
Aldea de Mercadoiro, 2
36 10€
3.00km → Vilachá
Altitude: 
534

The small shop/cafe here wins the award for flair. It is run by an artist who hand paints camino shells and other souvenir items. Rock 'n Roll sello.

The Road: 

You will pass through Parrocha, no services.

Photo in Moutras on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
488
2.00km → Portomarín
Altitude: 
425

There are no shops of any kind in Vilachá, the last town before Portomarin. However there is frequently a small drinks table set up at one of the houses.

The Road: 

The camino will soon bring you within sight of Portomarín. You will also pass through the town of Vilachá before beginning the rather steep descent into the valley of the Río Miño and across the modern bridge to Portomarín. The camino into town passes over the new bridge. The old bridge...

Accommodation in Vilachá

Closed

1

Albergue Casa Banderas
Closed
10 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Banderas on the Camino de Santiago
7.50km → Gonzar
Altitude: 
388

Portomarín holds the distinction of being the newest oldest town along the camino. The Portomarín we see today is a transplanted version of the original town that originally settled in the valley below. Most of the town is new construction, but the church and a few smaller buildings were...

History: 

Portomarín gets its name from ‘porto’ or river crossing, and ‘marín’, a reference to the Sanctuary of St. Marina that was located here in the Middle Ages. It enjoyed its peak of prosperity in the 15th and 16th centuries when several of the Catholic Monarchs slept here. The nearby capital of Lugo...

Notice: 

Be aware of high-speed traffic as you are required to cross back and forth across the main road.

The Road: 

From the square simply head downhill along the colonnaded street and stick to it until you arrive at the main road. DO NOT keep going straight. Rather turn left and head back in the direction of the bridge into town. Before you get there arrows will direct you onto a different...

Accommodation in Portomarín

Xunta

1

Albergue de Portomarín
Xunta
Carretera de Lugo
110 6€
Private

2

Albergue Ultreia Portomarin
Private
Diputación, 9
26 10€

3

Albergue A Fontana de Luxo
Private
Fontedagra, 2
10 15€

4

Albergue Casa Cruz
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 16
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Casa Cruz on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue El Caminante
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 6
46 10€

6

Albergue Aqua Portomarín
Private
Barreiros, 2
16 10€

7

Novo Porto
Private
Benigno Quiroga, 12
22 10€

8

Albergue Casona da Ponte
Private
Camiño da Capela, 10
10 15€

9

Albergue PortoSantiago
Private
Diputación, 8
14 10€ Photo in Albergue PortoSantiago on the Camino de Santiago

10

Albergue Pons Minea
Private
Sarria, 11
36 10€ Photo in Albergue Pons Minea on the Camino de Santiago

11

Albergue Villamartín
Private
Miño, 14
20 10€

12

Albergue O Mirador
Private
Peregrino, 27
29 10€ Photo in Albergue O Mirador on the Camino de Santiago

13

Albergue Folgueira
Private
Chantada, 18
32 10€ Photo in Albergue Folgueira on the Camino de Santiago

14

Albergue Manuel
Private
Miño, 1
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Manuel on the Camino de Santiago

15

Albergue Pasiño a Pasiño
Private
Compostela, 25
30 10€

16

Albergue Ferramenteiro
Private
Chantada, 3
130 10€

17

Albergue Casa do Marabillas
Private
Camiño do Monte, 3
20 15*€
Pension

18

Pensión Posada del Camino
Pension
Lugo, 1

19

Pensión Mar ⭑
Pension
Fraga Iribarne, 5

20

Pensión Portomiño ⭑
Pension
Sarria, 2
Photo in Pensión Portomiño on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

21

Hotel Villajardín
Hotel
Miño, 14

22

Hotel Ferramenteiro ⭑⭑
Hotel
Chantada, 3
Photo in Hotel Ferramenteiro on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Portomarín on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Portomarín on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
501

Hórreo: If you pronounce this word like OREO you are pretty close. Hórreos are everywhere in northern Spain, from the smallest of hamlets to the largest of private estates. They vary in design from region to region and in Galicia they tend to stretch out lengthwise. They...


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